Does your brain even lift? Four apps to train your brain

Emma Coffey, Writer

Three months into school and midterms are coming up. Let’s admit it. We are all becoming brain dead. At this time of the year the teachers are experiencing the blank stare of seemingly empty-headed students. In order to fix this we can use apps on our smartphones to ‘train our brains’ and become mentally capable for the exams in January.

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Lumosity offers a various amount of timed games to improve your memory, attention, problem solving, processing speed or flexibility of thinking. The app is available for iPhones, Androids, and if you do not have a smartphone, do not worry! Lumosity has a website in which you can access their games.

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With Cognifit Brain Fitness you begin your journey with a quiz to find out what parts of your brain needs improvement and what is in tip top shape. You will be able to track your progress and just like you might if you were developing muscle at the gym, you can share your stats to brag to your

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Okay okay, your mind can become stronger through games on your phone, but what about when the stress has just become too much and you need a game to relax? Personal Zen is here for you! Cute, animated characters will guide you through your struggles and help you calm down after a stressful event like say… midterms.

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Now, you have brain abs and you have relieved yourself of the anxiety that comes with school however, sometimes we all just need an app to help rid of negative thoughts. With the app, Happify, you can tap into your positive side by taking quizzes, answering polls and even keeping a gratitude journal.

Smartphones can be used for good to help you keep your brain from turning to mush, they can calm you down, and they can keep you positive during hard times. Now we just need them to do our homework for us.